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Where’s My Perfect Place to Roleplay? – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: Where’s My Favourite Place to Play? Hmm. Some of these questions are quite hard to answer, aren’t they? I guess my perfect place is at a convention, as it’s an opportunity to meet new people, play new games, and not feel that the outcome has to be perfect. It’s about fun and…
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August 18, 2022 0

Past, Present or Future? – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: When is your perfect game set? This is a trick question, right? The Past. While I have certainly played many games in all eras of history, the ones I have the greatest affinity with happen in the past. And preferably during the turmoil of the late 16th century. Admittedly, I have played…
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August 17, 2022 0

My Perfect Game – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: What would be your perfect game? Hmm. I think the perfect game is one with friends, online or around the table. It’s the game that everyone looks forward to and misses when it doesn’t happen. The game where memorable characters emerge and unforgetable moments are forged in the moment. It isn’t necessarily…
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August 16, 2022 0

Gamemaster! I Choose You! – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: Who would you like to Gamemaster for you? Matt Mercer. I just want to see him GM “unplugged” and do so in a way that resonates with me. Critical Role has such a following, but after several attempts to get into it, I haven’t clicked. He’s clearly a performer and an individual…
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August 15, 2022 0

6 Roleplaying Games You Should Try – RPGaDay 2022

The question was: Roll 1d8+1, and tag that many friends and suggest a new RPG to try. But, I hate being tagged or intrusively engaging people in social media activities, so instead: Suggest 1d8+1 RPGs to try, it is. I rolled a 5, so I will be suggesting 6 RPGs. I’m not saying that they’re…
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August 14, 2022 0

How Would I Change My Introduction to Roleplaying – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: How Would I Change My Introduction to Roleplaying? I wouldn’t change a thing. We chose classes and created characters, then played the introductory adventure included in the boxed red booklets, launching an assault upon the ruined castle in search of the renegade magic-user Bargle and fighting a Carrion Crawler. If I could…
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August 13, 2022 0

Why I Started Roleplaying – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: Why did you start RPGing? It’s been covered in the last few posts, but initially, I was just getting out of the rain and looking to spend that time inside doing something other than practising the trombone! I’ve always enjoyed reading fantasy and science fiction, making up stories and characters, and even…
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August 12, 2022 0

If I Could Live in a Game Setting – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: If I could live in a game setting, where would it be? When I first picked up Cyberpunk 2013, back at the start of the 90s, there was something about Night City that appealed. On a very real level, I’m not keen on body modification. I mean, I don’t have tattoos or…
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August 11, 2022 0

When Did I Start GMing – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: When did I start Gamemastering? 1985. The Middle Earth Role Playing game was released as a boxed set by Games Workshop with a stunning cover by Chris Achilleos. It was a repackaged set of the US original with a core rule book, maps, cut-out-and-fold minifigs, a book of tables and mini-maps for…
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August 10, 2022 0

My Second RPG Purchase – RPGaDay 2022

The question is: What is the second RPG that I bought? That’s a tough one. When I started gaming, I didn’t have any money to spend on games. The games I played were the ones that someone else bought for me. My parents got me the Middle Earth Role Playing game (MERP) for my birthday,…
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August 9, 2022 0